ARIN has long been a standard bearer, encouraging the deployment of IPv6 for the health and growth of the Internet. Over the years, that outreach has taken many shapes. It has included direct outreach to customers, appearances at tradeshows and industry events, and even the creation of Team ARIN, where you are reading this blog. Our messaging and audiences have evolved as we went through IPv4 depletion at ARIN, and it continues to change as…"IPv6 Outreach at ARIN"
Have you heard? We just launched a brand-new ARIN Community Grant Program! Wondering if you should apply for one of these grants? Let’s take a look at the program to see if you have a project that is a good fit. What is it? The ARIN Community Grant Program is designed to provide financial grants in support of initiatives that improve the overall Internet industry and Internet user environment in the ARIN region. Ever since…"Should I apply for a new ARIN Community Grant?"
Internal process for handling route hijacking reports With increased interest in BGP hijacking (also known as “route hijacking”), we thought it might be helpful to explain how we currently handle these reports. First of all, the Registration Services team receives route hijacking complaints from many different sources including other RIRs, customers, people that report them on network operator mailing lists (e.g. NANOG), SPAM enforcement companies, fraud reports entered on the ARIN website, feedback reports and…"How does ARIN handle reports of Route Hijacking?"
Despite more than a decade of evangelism on behalf of IPv6, the Internet community has not yet succeeded in moving the world to a new networking standard. Technologies like NAT and secondary markets for IPv4 numbers have introduced major economic efficiencies that have extended the life of IPv4. Along with the absence of backward compatibility, it’s not really correct to call the IPv4-IPv6 transition a migration; rather, it’s a standards competition. And we need to understand better the…"Economic Factors Affecting IPv6 Deployment"
Today is International Women in Information Communications Technology (ICT) Day! This day is celebrated every year in April and it aims to empower and highlight women with careers in ICT. We support women who have an interest in pursuing careers in ICT, and are proud to say we currently employ 38 women here at ARIN – which is half of our staff! On this special day, we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the…"Celebrating Women in ICT Day: Getting to Know the Women of ARIN"
It may not feel like it, but the Internet has been on the verge of seizing up for years. Like a city running out of space to build homes, the web is experiencing a serious shortage of new IPv4 addresses. And, just as cities adopt vertical building techniques to create more space, technicians have created a way out- IPv6. What is IPv6? IPv6 is the latest form of the Internet Protocol (IP), which provides a…"Why VPNs Should Be IPv6-Enabled"
Today marks the third and final day of our meeting. What a week it’s been! After enjoying our last breakfast together, we headed in to the Members Meeting portion of the agenda for the final round of presentations. Members meetings are open to everyone. In the morning, we heard updates from our various heads of department here at ARIN. First up was Susan Hamlin, Senior Director of Communications and Member Services. She introduced the members…"ARIN 43 Day 3 Daily Recap"
Welcome back to day two of ARIN 43! We had another exciting and busy day with interesting presentations, important discussions, and lots of networking. For those who are unable to be here in person, it’s easy to join us remotely for tomorrow’s session. You can watch our online webcast, follow along with our live transcript, and participate through chat. Please register before tomorrow so we can add you to the chat rooms. Vitamin Sea & Public Policy…"ARIN 43 Day 2 Daily Recap"
Welcome to Barbados! ARIN 43 is officially underway in colorful Bridgetown. We began the meeting yesterday with our Newcomer Orientation and Policy Development Process Tutorial. We love providing these informational sessions to welcome newcomers to our meeting and make sure everyone has access to the information they need in order to participate. We enjoyed seeing many new and returning faces at the happy hour that followed these sessions. For those who are unable to be…"ARIN 43 Day 1 Daily Recap"
With ARIN 43 fast approaching, we are excited to bring our community together and facilitate one of ARIN’s prime directives: the development of policy by the community for the management of IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers. Our biannual Public Policy and Members Meetings are the cornerstone of our Policy Development Process (PDP), and they rely upon you, the community, to be successful. To help newcomers and seasoned veterans alike, below is a look at the Draft Policies…"Get to Know the Draft Policies Under Discussion at ARIN 43"